Romans

Sermons based on readings from Paul’s Letter to the Romans

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday (12/06/22): Talking about the Trinity not Talking about the Trinity

Romans 5:1-5 Today is Trinity Sunday. This is the one Sunday in the year when we are invited to consider, directly, the doctrine of the Trinity. That is, the preacher is called to speak, and the congregation is invited to reflect on, the distinctively Christian doctrine of God. There is no doubt that it is …

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A Sermon for the Day of Pentecost (05/06/22): When We Cry “Abba, Father!”

Acts 2:1-21 / Romans 8:14-17 When we cry, “Abba, Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God. What does the Spirit do? This seems to be the most appropriate question to ask on the one Sunday in the year when all our attention is focussed on …

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A Sermon for Wesley Day (24/05/21): By Grace Through Faith

By Grace through FaithRomans 5:1-11 “In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter to nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through Faith in Christ, I felt my heart …

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A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday (23/05/21): The Holy Spirit and Hope for the Future

The Holy Spirit and Hope for the FutureActs 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27 Suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were …

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A Sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost (14/06/20): Christian Philosophy of Life

Christian Philosophy of Life Romans 5:1-8 Everyone has a philosophy of life. That seems a bold claim, since most of us are not in the least bit philosophical. But everyone has a philosophy of life. In an informal sense what that means is that everyone has some basis for their character. There is something that makes each of us …

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